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Chaminade family activities
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Resort Recreation

Adventures await at your home away from home in the heart of Santa Cruz 

Whatever your preference, Chaminade Resort & Santa Cruz offers diverse and exciting opportunities for recreation, relaxation and fun. Situated on 300 acres, the lush grounds and natural beauty make Chaminade Resort a playground for year-round fun.  Get your sweat on hiking along redwood lined trails, in our extensive fitness center or with an invigorating game of tennis  Rally your friends together for a competitive Geocache search selecting either the beginner/intermediate level accessible for all ages centered near the resort area traveling 1-2 miles or try your hand at the difficult level for more advanced hikers spread across the entire resort area traveling up to 5 miles.

When it’s time to rewind and relax enjoy a soothing Himalayan Salt Sauna session, muscle relaxing soak in the hot tub or treat yourself to a massage or facial in our full-service Spa!

For more information, please contact the resort at 831.475.5600 or click here to contact us.

New Resort-style pool now open

The time has come! We just unveiled our all new pool area just in time for summer! Guests will enjoy two separate pools featuring two resort-style pools, hot tubs, cabanas, and the Sandbox, a poolside food truck featuring delicious bites and refreshing drinks.

Escape to Santa Cruz this summer and enjoy the California sunshine while relaxing by the pool!

Resort Pools & Hot Tubs

drinks at the pool

Located with steps of six of our guest room villas Chaminade offers an outdoor heated pool year round, poolside cabana rentals, seasonal pool bar and a bubbling whirlpool tub to relax the day away.

Chaminade is blessed with blue skies and pleasant weather throughout the year. Guests will enjoy swimming our two resort-style pools, as well as taking in the natural surrounding beauty as they luxuriate in the bubbling Jacuzzi. Poolside food and beverage service is the perfect complement to a day by the pool.

For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 831.475.5600.

  • Two Resort-Style Pools
  • Outdoor Hot Tubs
  • Towel Service
  • Cabanas available for rent
  • Poolside Food & Beverage Service
  • Open 7 am - 10 pm

The Spa at Chaminade

women at the spa

Immerse yourself in the calm of The Spa at Chaminade with our services and treatments that will rejuvenate your body, lift your soul and relax you mind. A variety of services are available that include Massage, Body Treatments, Skin Care, Express Treatments and Salon Services. For more information contact The Spa at Chaminade at 831.465.3465. 

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Four Lighted Tennis Courts & Pickleball

people playing tennis

Play a set with friends on our four lighted tennis courts set among the towering eucalyptus. Racquets and tennis balls may be loaned out to guests at the fitness center, on a first come first serve basis.

Enjoy a game of Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in North America, on our two lighted courts. Equipment rental is available for all guests. Perfect for all ages and abilities.

Scenic Hiking Trails

couple on hiking trail

With over 3 miles of hiking trail meandering through the resort, you will surely feel miles away from ordinary. A variety of terrain and intensity levels on our trails will suit every guest and make you feel refreshed.

Guests enjoy exploring more than three miles of lush hiking trails meandering through pristine eucalyptus groves and grassy fields. Chaminade boasts 200+ acres and gives guests the opportunity to step out and experience a variety of beautiful terrains. The trails may be enjoyed by hikers of all abilities, but please note that trails are not paved. Maps are available to guests at the Fitness Center and Front Desk.

For more information, please contact the Fitness Center at 831.475.5600 or click here to email us.

Disc Golf

The game of golf is known to help develop traits that are highly transferable to and valuable in any business environment: self control, perseverance, integrity, focus, and risk management among them. Disc golf develops all these traits as well, but is much to learn quickly and enjoy. Plus, disc golf is particularly effective in fostering creativity, adaptability, and a willingness to embrace new things. It’s the fun of Frisbee combined with the strategic complexity of golf!

Minimum Number of Participants
Maximum Number of Participants
54 if onsite, but groups of any size can be accommodate using offsite facilities

Other Details
● Experience duration is 3 hours
● Hours are limited by sunlight only
● This experience can be customized to focus on a particular teambuilding

Fitness Center

free weights

Looking For a Great Workout?

Come and join us at the Fitness Center. The Fitness Center is located inside the 1,700 square foot Spa at Chaminade. With a variety of activities and classes to keep you on track, the Fitness Center will assist you in maintaining your fitness regime.


Our fitness facility offers top of the line Cybex equipment. Treadmills, elliptical, stair machines, recumbent and upright bikes, plus two Peloton Bikes. The Fitness Center also has three flat screen televisions with digital TV.

Group Fitness Classes

Classes are offered during both am and pm hours. Whether it's a relaxing Yoga class or fast paced Zumba, we are delighted to offer an array of group fitness classes to meet your needs. 

Locker Room Amenities

Steam rooms and Himalayan Salt Saunas are located in both the men's and women's locker rooms. Towels and shower amenities are available for your convenience.

Pro-shop & Retail Outlet

A wide variety of seasonal clothing adorn our shelves year round. From swim suit cover ups, to Yoga gear, we have a select variety of clothing to keep you motivated and moving.

Fitness Center Memberships

Chaminade Resort & Spa offers a yearly membership for unlimited access to our fitness center, added resort benefits and much more! For membership information, please contact our Recreation & Spa Manager at 831.465.3476 or click here to learn more




  • ​8 AM – Pilates
  • 6:30 PM – Circuit Training (in Weight Room) 


  • 7 AM – Cardio Dance & Strength Training
  • 8 AM – Yoga 


  • 8 AM – Pilates 
  • 6:30 PM – Circuit Training (in Weight Room)


  • 7 AM – Cardio Dance & Strength Training
  • 8 AM – Yoga 


  • 10 AM – Pilates


  • 8 AM – Yoga 

Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Fitness Directly if you have any questions 831-465-3444.